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Game Day Blog - Wild @ Sharks - 12/6/2011

Tuesday, 12.06.2011 / 1:07 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp
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Game Day Blog - Wild @ Sharks - 12\/6\/2011

Former Jr. Shark and Bay Area native Casey Wellman will play his first game in San Jose on Tuesday night against Marc-Edouard Vlasic and the San Jose Sharks.

With the Sharks and the Wild set to face each other on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

DOUGLAS MURRAY OUT
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that defenseman Douglas Murray will not be available tonight, and that goaltender Antti Niemi will be in net.
[ SharksTV ]

BRAUN RECALLED
Sharks GM Doug Wilson announced Tuesday that the club has recalled defenseman Justin Braun from the Worcester Sharks. Braun will fill in for Murray on a defensive corps looking to imrpove on a less-than-stellar performance on Saturday night.
SJSHARKS.com ]

WELLMAN'S BAY AREA DEBUT
Wild beat writer Michael Russo with a great feature on Bay Area native Casey Wellman. The former Jr. Shark has deep Bay Area sports roots, starting with his father Brad Wellman, a former professional baseball player who made his MLB debut as a member of the San Francisco Giants in 1982. Ironically, Wellman was a college teammate of Sharks defenseman Justin Braun.
Star Tribune ]

HARDING STARTS
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting that Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding will get the start in net for the Wild. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS TAKE ON REALIGNMENT
Mercury News writer Mark Emmons fills in for David Pollak, reporting on McLellan's thoughts on the new NHL realignment planned to be in place for the 2012-13 season.
Working the Corners ]

WILD LOOKING TO STAY TOP OF THE LEAGUE
Heading into Tuesday night's action, nobody in the League has amassed as many points as the Wild. The Sharks will look for a similar effort as the one they had on Nov. 10, a 3-1 Sharks victory over the Wild at HP Pavilion. NHL.com's Brian Hunter preview's the matchup.
[ NHL.com ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with left wing Jamie McGinn about his recent offensive output.
[ SharksTV ]

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 48 24 18 10 42
L. Couture 48 18 24 2 42
J. Thornton 44 10 27 0 37
B. Burns 48 11 24 -6 35
P. Marleau 48 9 24 -10 33
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
T. Hertl 48 8 9 -2 17
M. Vlasic 47 6 10 13 16
J. Sheppard 42 4 9 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 19 11 5 .912 2.57
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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